Probiotics 1234 is an extremely well thought out formula. It contains carefully selected strains of bacteria that have been studied for both weight loss and overall digestive health. It is considered a synbiotic formula because it contains both probiotics AND prebiotics to help balance gut bacteria. The inclusion of Garcinia Cambogia in this formula provides the additional benefit of minimizing the body’s production of the enzyme citrate lyase which may be responsible for converting carbohydrates into fat.
Thin people may have a different ratio of bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract than overweight or obese people.
Scientific evidence that gut bacteria can influence body weight in humans first came in 2006 (and earlier animal studies found similar results). A group of researchers noticed that obesity was associated with an imbalance in the proportion of two groups of bacteria — people with a higher body weight tended to have a reduction in Bacteroidetes group and an increase in the Firmicutes group (they help the body extract calories from sugars and deposit them into fat.) They went further and found that by transplanting “obese mouse microflora” into a mouse that lacked gut bacteria, the mouse became obese. Conversely, if they transplanted bacteria from a lean mouse into a mouse without any bacteria, it became lean.
What this may mean for us humans is that no matter how much you diet, limit carbs, exercise, cleanse, or starve yourself, you may not experience sustained weight loss or weight management until you have sufficient amounts of the right bacteria. After all, the bacteria are the ones digesting your food before you do. If you’ve got dominant strains of bacteria in your gut that are fat-producing and fat-storing by nature, then it would seem only natural that you will produce and store more fat. Several studies show the effectiveness of supplementing with two strains in particular for weight loss and reduction of abdominal adiposity: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Lactobacillus Gasseri.
More than just weight loss?
Having a healthy gut means more than just not being annoyed by a little bloating or heartburn. It is central to your entire health. It is connected to everything that happens in your body. The health of your gut determines what nutrients are absorbed and what toxins, allergens, and microbes are kept out, and it is directly linked to the health of the total organism. Intestinal health could be defined as “The optimal digestion, absorption and assimilation of food.” That is a big job that depends on many other factors. For example, the bacteria in your digestive tract are like a rainforest — a diverse and interdependent ecosystem. They must be in balance for you to be healthy.
There are approximately five hundred species and three pounds of bacteria in your digestive system! It is a huge chemical factory that aids in digesting your food, in the production of vitamins, the regulation of hormones, excretion of toxins, and production of healing compounds that keep your gut healthy. Too many of the wrong organisms -- like parasites, yeasts, or bad bacteria -- or not enough of the good ones -- like lactobacillus or bifidobacteria -- may lead to consequences in your health.
|ingredients||Garcinia Cambogia — Garcinia cambogia helps to suppress appetite and to boost lipid (fat) metabolism. In addition, it’s been known to help increase serotonin levels in the brain, may produce a calming effect that can help to improve your mood. Lactobacillus Gasseri — Like the other members of the Lactobacillus genus Lactobacillus gasseri is an anaerobic gram-positive bacterium that falls into the category of lactic acid bacteria. It is well known for its beneficial effects in the gut. It’s often referred to as “the miracle probiotic” due to its weight-reducing, obesity-fighting, and metabolic syndrome-combating properties. This strain has also been shown to support the immune system, assist with allergy symptoms, helps combat fatigue, and may also help reduce inflammation in the body. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus — is a bacterium that originally was a subspecies of L. casei, but later genetic research found it to be a species of its own. It is a short Gram-positive heterofermentative facultative anaerobic non-spore-forming rod that often appears in chains. This strain is revered, because of its ability to help balance the gastrointestinal system as well as balancing the immune system. Additional health benefits include assisting with inflammation. Bifidobacterium Bifidum — B. Bifidum is by far the most common probiotic bacteria in your body. The probiotic is found in the colon, the lower small intestine, and in breast milk. Lactobacillus acidophilus — is the most researched and proven probiotic known to scientists. L. Acidophilus bacteria were first isolated in the 1890′s by the Nobel Prize winner Llya Metchnikoff. Since then thousands of research studies have shown that Lactobacillus acidophilus is vital to human health. It is commonly used for enhancing digestive and immune health. Oliggo-Fiber™ Instant Inulin (Chicory Root) — is a soluble fiber known as the “invisible fiber,” which comes from the chicory root. Inulin is recognized as a prebiotic ingredient that supports the natural, healthful bacteria in the lower Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Research also indicates that chicory root inulin may enhance dietary calcium absorption. It is essential in maintaining the proper levels of healthy gut bacteria. Fructooligosaccharides — a soluble fiber from fruits, vegetables, and grains. Recent research has focused on the health benefits of these short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS); which are low-calorie, non-digestible carbohydrates that can improve food taste and texture while aiding immunity, bone health, and the growth and balance of important bacteria in the digestive tract. This prebiotic helps the natural production of microbiota (probiotics) in the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is a highly beneficial bacteria that’s important for maintaining proper levels of healthy gut bacteria.|
|Directions||As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules once daily 30 minutes before eating with a full glass of water. For best results, drink plenty of water throughout the day. Do not exceed the maximum recommended dose.|